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Singing for Beginners: Easy Tips for the Untrained
A guide for people with little to no vocal training, this how-to can help anyone sing better, whether at karaoke or a paid gig.
Correct breathing is one of the most important things a singer has to master. Proper breath support can make or break any vocals. Fortunately, it's pretty simple when you know what to do. You want to breath from your diaphragm, the muscles that control the in-and-out of your breathing processes in your torso. Place your hand flat on your stomach and take a deep breath. Try to make your stomach expand with the breath, not your shoulders. You don't want them to be stiff, but your shoulders should remain in place while you breathe.
When you exhale, try to tighten those muscles under your hand (don't worry, everyone has 'em - these aren't abs). Continue to breathe in and out until you feel you have control of proper breathing. This is a good skill to practice regularly. Not only is it helpful in both singing and speaking, the deep breathing exercise is a great way to calm your nerves.
Now that you are breathing correctly, this core place is where you should visualize your voice coming from. Keep that support and you keep your voice strong, which makes it easier to stay on pitch. While we know that the vocal cords are what makes the sound, you'll be amazed what that visualization will do for you.
This next section requires a little modification, depending on situation. If you're lounging on a piano, you obviously can't do all of these things, so do what you can! Starting at your feet, space them evenly about with your weight balanced. Optimally, they should be spread the exact width of your shoulders. Next, make sure your knees are slightly bent. This is not about singing, actually. If you lock your knees, as many people do when nervous (that feeling when you stand and pop your knees back so your leg is perfectly straight), you cut off the blood flow, which shuts down the flow of oxygen in your body. There's nothing like passing out to ruin a song!
If you can, let your hands hang at your sides. This is only because having them up can make it harder to take care of the next step: your shoulders. You want your shoulders to be perfectly relaxed, not hunched or stiff, forwards or backwards. To be sure they're in the right place, raise them as high as you can in a shrug for a couple of seconds and then let them drop. Where they end naturally is where they should be.
Finish with your head. You want to keep your chin as level as possible. It's often our natural inclination to raise it for high notes and drop it for low notes, but this creates a tension in our throat that actually makes it harder to hit those notes.
Now focus on where the sound is exiting your body: your mouth. Use your finger to feel the roof of your mouth, just behind your teeth. This is called your hard palate. As you move your finger back (be careful!), you'll find it gets very soft towards the back of your mouth. This is called your soft palate, and it's something you can actually control. Fake a yawn and feel how it raises up. This is where you want it to be, so practice that feeling of raising it up until you know how to keep it high. Doing so creates a larger chamber in your mouth when you sing, which allows the sound to move more freely, which in turn gives your voice a fuller, richer quality. Try singing an "Ahhh" with your palate dropped and then raise it and hear the difference. To help maintain this chamber, try dropping your jaw and giving yourself an inner smile, the kind you have when you want to smile but know a big grin isn't appropriate.
Make sure you are enunciating clearly. It does a singer no good to have good notes if everything sounds like a jumble of vowels. Try running through a few tongue-twisters to get your mouth warmed-up.
Speaking of warming up, you should always get your voice ready before you sing. try some basic scales or a song you feel comfortable with to get everything going, just like you would get your body going before exercise. This serves pretty much the same purpose; you not only help your performance, you can prevent injury.
The only other thing you really need to worry about is listening. Listen to the accompaniment or any other musicians to help maintain the right pitch. Even if you're note perfect, it does you no good if everyone else is wrong but together. Plus, listen to yourself as best you can. Even if you're singing a capella (without accompaniment), listening to yourself is the best way to improve your sound quality.
Finally, be confident. Most of the time, being confident and wrong will sound better than being wimpy and right. ...Most of the time. Whatever you do, enjoy yourself, and take these tips to make yourself the best singer you can be!